– well-kept Porsche 944 S2, originally delivered to Japan
– imported to Germany in 2012
– part-leather interior in above-average condition
– original Porsche “man hole cover” alloys
– period-correct Becker radio available (currently not installed)
– power windows, air conditioning
– original manual and service booklet, in Japanese
– German service booklet as of 2012 / 60,760 km
– timing belt and water pump renewed in 2012
– undercarriage overhauled, suspension renewed, wheel alignment in 2013
– engine compartment clean and dry
– German registration documents and valid technical approval until 07/2019
The Porsche 944 was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1981. It was based technically and optically on the 924 which had come out 5 years earlier. The Audi sourced engine of the 924, which had come under criticism by Porsche purists, was replaced by a genuinly Porsche 2.5 litre straight-4, which was effectively half of the 928’s 5.0 litre V8.
A turbo version was introduced in 1985, further power increases came with the 944 S in 1987 and the 944 S2 in 1989. The strongest engine available in a 944 was a 3.0 litre with 184 kW (250 hp) and a top speed of 260 km/h – impressive performance for a 4-cylinder car!
A convertible was only available in 1990 and 1991. Owing to its transaxle layout, handling of the 944 was superb, which is why it won the “Best Handling Production Car in America” award in 1984. In 1991, the 944 was replaced by the 968 which retained the characteristic styling cues of the 924/ 944.